Introduction

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Disclaimer: The views expressed in this book are those of the author, and do not reflect those of his employer or the publisher.

DevOps, until recently, has been a story about unicorns: innovative, engineering-driven online tech companies like Flickr, Etsy, Twitter, Facebook, and Google. Netflix and its Chaos Monkey. Amazon deploying thousands of changes per day.

DevOps was originally all about WebOps at cloud providers and online Internet startups. It started at these companies because they had to find some way to succeed in Silicon Valley’s high-stakes, build fast, scale fast, or fail fast business environment. They found new, simple, and collaborative ways of working that allowed them to innovate and learn faster and at a lower cost, and to scale much more effectively than organizations had done before.

But other enterprises, which we think of as “horses” in contrast to the internet unicorns, are under the same pressure to innovate and deliver new customer experiences, and to find better and more efficient ways to scale—especially in the financial services industry. At the same time, these organizations have to deal with complex legacy issues and expensive compliance and governance obligations. They are looking at if and how they can take advantage of DevOps ideas and tools, and how they need to adapt them.

This short book assumes that you have heard about DevOps and want to understand how DevOps practices like Continuous Delivery and Infrastructure as Code ...

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